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El Salvador denies responsibility for hacking journalists after report finds Pegasus spyware on their phones
El Salvador's government has denied responsibility for hacking the cell phones of at least 35 journalists and other members of civil society by using the spying program known as Pegasus.
El Salvador journalists and activists hacked with spyware, report says
Dozens of journalists and activists in El Salvador have had their phones hacked with the spyware Pegasus, which has been used by governments to monitor critics and dissidents, a report says.
Poland admits buying Israeli Pegasus spyware
The leader of the ruling Law and Justice party says it's a good thing that his country obtained the high-tech surveillance software
Pegasus spyware scandal rocks Polish government
Researchers find new evidence of Pegasus spyware targeting opposition leaders
Meta warns 50,000 Facebook, Instagram users may have been targeted by private 'surveillance-for-hire' firms
The 7 surveillance firms were based in Israel, India, North Macedonia, China
Saudi Who Claims Crown Prince Wants Him Killed Wins A Legal Step
Over decades of service in the Saudi government, Aljabri said in the suit, he became privy to sensitive information about Prince Mohammed's "covert political scheming within the Royal Court"
Saudi Arabia ‘Targeted Phone’ of UN Investigator into Yemen War Crimes
A UN investigator, who was probing war crimes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, was targeted with spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group, a forensic analysis of his device has found.
Princess Paid Bodyguard $9M in Blackmail to Keep Their Affair Quiet, but Still Got Busted
The royal couple lived large when they were together, spending more than $2 million in one summer-on strawberries. But then she was blackmailed by her lover and his greedy chums.
Need 5 Housekeepers, Couture: Dubai Ruler's Ex-Wife In $733 Million Win
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has been directed to make a one-off payment of 251.5 million pounds within three months to his ex-wife for the upkeep of her British mansions, to cover the money she said she was owed for jewellery a...
Polish opposition duo hacked with NSO spyware
The aggressive cellphone break-ins of a high-profile lawyer representing top Polish opposition figures came in the final weeks of pivotal 2019 parliamentary elections. Two years later, a prosecutor challenging attempts by the populist ri...
UAE put NSO's Pegasus on Khashoggi's wife's phone - report
A UAE government agency downloaded NSO Group’s Pegasus software on the cellphone of the wife of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
Facebook alerts 50,000 users targeted by cyber mercenaries as it bans seven surveillance-for-hire groups
The company's alerts warn of "sophisticated attackers" targeting victims' accounts and urge users to be cautious when accepting friend requests and interacting with people they don't know.
Facebook exposes mercenary spy firms that targeted 50,000 people
Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) is calling out half a dozen private surveillance companies for hacking or other abuses, accusing them in a report published Thursday of collectively targeting about 50,000 people across its platfo...
Unit behind notorious Pegasus spyware on brink of shutdown – reports
The owners of the NSO Group, which hit headlines this year for creating and selling Pegasus spyware to governments around the world, is reportedly looking to shut down its scandal-ridden department and sell the entire company.
Washington DC Council votes to rename street outside Saudi embassy after Khashoggi
The Washington, D.C., city council unanimously passed a bill this week to name part of the street outside the Saudi Arabia embassy in the city "Jamal Khashoggi Way," after the Washington Post journalist who was killed in 2018.
Falsely arrested ‘Khashoggi killer’ released in France – media
A Saudi national arrested in France on suspicion of being involved in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi is reportedly set to be released. French officials confirmed him to be a different person, local media reported.
France Releases Man Arrested Over Jamal Khashoggi Killing, Admits Identity Mistaken
The man, bearing a passport in the name of Khalid al-Otaibi, was arrested by French border police at Paris's main airport on Tuesday, police and judicial sources said.
Jamal Khashoggi murder suspect arrested in Paris
A Saudi man suspected of involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been arrested in France, reports say.
Takeaways from the Pegasus Project
Here are key takeaways from the Pegasus Project, which found that spyware leased by the NSO Group was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, human rights activists, business executives and the ...
In Jamal Khashoggi's Shadow, France's Macron Meets Saudi Crown Prince
French President Emmanuel Macron considers Saudi Arabia vital to help forge a region-wide peace deal with Iran.
France's Emmanuel Macron meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi visit to ease tension with Lebanon
France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom
Australia claim: “The Saudi Arabian tyrant silencing his critics with savagery”
He might be wealthy beyond belief, and lead a life of extreme privilege, but in reality the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman is a thug and murderer; a man who places no value on the lives of those who question him.
If You Have Enough Money, You Might Want to Buy These Military Aircraft
Are you interested in purchasing a powerful aircraft? If so, you are in luck. The military is selling certain units to civilians! Of course, this is not going to come cheap. You better be ready to spend an arm and leg if you want to brin...
Israeli Spyware Firm Behind Pegasus Faces Risk of Default After US Blacklisting
In early November, Israeli spyware company NSO Group, which is behind "Pegasus," was sanctioned by the United States over its alleged involvement in activities that pose a threat to American national security.
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